We strongly believe that all children in our community need a positive outlet to freely express themselves. Community Lodgings provides just that through our Boys’ and Girls’ Mentoring Program. In efforts to create a safe space for at-risk teens to learn and grow with the guidance of trusted adult role models, our Mentoring Program strives […]
Annual Holiday Store 2022
Community Lodgings Annual Holiday Store Tuesday, December 13, 2022 It’s that time of year again! Our Annual Holiday Store is on Tuesday, December 13th! This fun holiday event gives our students the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts for their families. Thanks to the generosity of our community of supporters, all gifts are donated so our […]
Young Scholar Spotlight: Meet Darwin
Meet 13-year-old Darwin, an 8th grade student attending George Washington Middle School and a participant in our Youth Education Program since the 1st grade. Over the years, Darwin has greatly improved academically and has become a leader amongst his peers. We were thrilled to learn that he founded and won the presidential election for his […]
Spring2ACTion was a Success!
We Exceeded Our Goal We are excited to announce that Spring2ACTion was a success this year, on April 27th, as we exceeded our $50,000 fundraising goal and raised over $59,000! Spring2ACTion is Alexandria’s 24-hour online giving day, presented by ACT for Alexandria. This event, celebrating its 12th anniversary this year, provides a simple way to […]
2021 Holiday Door Decorating Contest!
Community Lodgings residents and staff are in the holiday spirit and have decorated their doors! Vote for your favorite resident and staff door in Community Lodgings Holiday Door Decoration Contest. Winners and runners-up will win a cash prize, and we need your help deciding who the winner will be! Voting is open until 12 pm […]
Watch Chief Brown of the Alexandria Police Department read Say Something by Peter. H. Reynolds to our students!
Have Hope and Never Give Up: The Keys to Candi’s Resilience
After her husband left, Candi and her kids had to move in with her Mom and sleep on the floor. “That was so hard,” she says. “I had to eat my pride.” Fast forward 6 years: Candi entered CLI’s Transitional Housing Program, so she and her kids have a clean and safe apartment with comfortable […]
Discovering New Worlds: Kaylene Goes to Camp Read-Away
If you visit CLI’s Fifer Family Learning Center these days, you just might find 20 kids sitting in the shade, each one engrossed in a different book. Welcome to Camp Read-Away! For 20 minutes each day, the kids in our Summer Camp enter another world. As we near the end of the Camp’s 6th and […]
Wine Down Wednesday Yoga Series (Videos Included)
Join us as we help Open Doors to Self-Care during these hectic times. Yoga instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist, Karen Kuzminsky, will conduct a series of three virtual yoga and meditation sessions via Facebook Live and we invite the entire Community Lodgings family – volunteers, staff, residents, and supporters – to join us as we […]
Keeping Food on the Table: Julio steps up to the plate
When Covid-19 struck, neighbors came together to help each other in Chirilagua—especially Julio. Julio has always involved himself in the community and in CLI by attending all CLI meetings, all parent-teacher conferences and working hard to keep the neighborhood safe. So when Covid-19 hit Chirilagua harder than any other area of Alexandria, Julio stepped up […]